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by ricky_v
21 Aug 2018 18:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 308
Views: 9785

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

https://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-kerala-floods-tharoor-says-he-is-at-un-on-behalf-of-kerala-cm-vijayan-s-office-denies-2652806 In a bizarre twist, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan’s office denied that Congress MP Shashi Tharoor was an emissary on behalf of the state government to seek help from the ...
by ricky_v
21 Aug 2018 18:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5039
Views: 298476

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Speaking of jambudweepa, can anybody point me in the direction of vetted scholars studies on the subject of dvipas and surrounding oceans. Copying from wiki for subtext: According to Matsya, Bhagavata Puranas, the world was divided into 7 dvipas. They are: 1. Jambu dvipa(land of Indian berries), 2. ...
by ricky_v
02 Aug 2018 19:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 644
Views: 80608

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

Historic time and present time have a weird parallelism of overlapping existing norms in a different shaped bottle. The case of the self proclaimed successor of the (Western) Roman Empire, the supposed "Pacific Roman Power" the US and the core of the Persian power left today, Iran serve th...
by ricky_v
27 Jul 2018 19:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 2845
Views: 190156

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

https://nation.com.pk/27-Aug-2017/the-rat-children-of-pakistan from the land of the retarded: One prominent case of mistreatment of children is that of artificial microcephaly. A ritual in which a newborn’s head is locked in an iron mask to restrict the growth of skull, this savage act occurs in th...
by ricky_v
22 Jul 2018 16:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 2845
Views: 190156

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

That pakis are indians by descent is hardly an earth shattering news; what will the inbreds come up with next? that water is wet? that earth is round? or that bakris give common abdul a hard on? If they have to resort to start printing such articles to remind the masses of their lineage maybe that t...
by ricky_v
22 Jul 2018 11:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: North East & Eastern Himalayan: News & Discussion
Replies: 1077
Views: 110230

Re: North East & Eastern Himalayan: News & Discussion

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/details-of-2015-naga-agreement-emerge/article24464239.ece The government has informed a Parliamentary panel that it signed a framework agreement with the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM) after it agreed on a settlement ...
by ricky_v
18 Jul 2018 18:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 644
Views: 80608

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-china-built-an-army-of-influence-agents-in-the-us?ref=home The organization has been around in one form or another since the World War II era. Mao famously referred to the United Front as one of the Communist Party’s “magic weapons .” These days, United Front opera...
by ricky_v
12 Jul 2018 12:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 2999
Views: 198258

Re: Iran News and Discussions

A few points of contention, I have worked with a few Iranians. They have had 45 yrs of islam, they are fed up with it. Just do some basic research on the increasing resistance to the mullahs in Iran. Trump is determined to overthrow them, if he is elected for a second term, which seems likely then I...
by ricky_v
01 Jul 2018 21:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 998
Views: 92530

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Ha ha, seriously? I thought it was a localized group thingy, with their peoples "illakka" mentality like they are all wont to do ,with flags proclaiming where "free love"is accepted and symbols where the discussion on international cabals are held, they might as well piss over th...
by ricky_v
23 Jun 2018 15:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 998
Views: 92530

Re: Understanding the US- Again

^Ha, can you imagine an average yanqui matched up against an average ruski doing anything more than curling up in surrender when the beating starts. While the yanks were doing gender studies and raging against the world that forbade them to walk the streets in underwear and dildos, the rest of the w...
by ricky_v
22 Jun 2018 13:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 998
Views: 92530

Re: Understanding the US- Again

I have always wondered about the inability of groups inimical to the us to cause mayhem in an already deeply stratified society; this partially answers it,cowardice. All johnny rambos in private lives, and scared teenagers when apprehended by the establishment. Making memes and championing hashtag c...
by ricky_v
21 Jun 2018 23:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 998
Views: 92530

Re: Understanding the US- Again

The border hulla gulla reinforces only one thing about the american populace, i.e that they are phattuu's. All twitter war and no street action make enlightened arm-chair human rights enforcers sissy munnas. What glorious scenes of impotent rage on show, all round shouting matches in well lit design...
by ricky_v
19 Jun 2018 08:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 579
Views: 72123

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/17/un-in-advanced-talks-to-take-over-yemen-port-hodeidah-under-saudi-led-siege?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ebb%2018.06.18&utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Military%20-%20Early%20Bird%20Brief Talks are at an advanced stage for the ...
by ricky_v
31 May 2018 23:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 579
Views: 72123

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

A bit dated, apologies if posted earlier, loaded with information: https://www.meforum.org/articles/2018/unbrotherly-saudiemirati-ties When the UAE came into existence in December 1971, Riyadh achieved its objective of excluding Qatar and Bahrain from the new federal state. Tremendous Saudi pressure...
by ricky_v
09 May 2018 09:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 998
Views: 92530

Re: Understanding the US- Again

The jackals have started howling https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-05-08/iran-nuclear-deal-s-end-frees-trump-to-fight-for-iranian-freedom Much will be written about what the U.S. and its allies should do on the nuclear file. Iran's leaders have made vague threats, and the West must prepar...
by ricky_v
05 May 2018 20:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1496
Views: 172938

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Mark Joseph Carney, OC (born March 16, 1965) is a Canadian economist and the Governor of the Bank of England and Chairman of the G20's Financial Stability Board.[2] On November 26, 2012, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, announced the appointment of Carney as Governor of the Bank of E...
by ricky_v
04 May 2018 11:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 998
Views: 92530

Re: Understanding the US- Again

As the Ayatollah might say, "AoA! This bothers me as much as a fa*t in a thunderstorm.". Yes they can all bark around some bank acct/s seized from the Iranians post-1978 Teheran Embassy Tamasha, but that's it. However... it does set a precedent for the upcoming case against KSA. I wonder ...
by ricky_v
03 May 2018 11:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 998
Views: 92530

Re: Understanding the US- Again

https://abcnews.go.com/International/iran-ordered-pay-billions-relatives-911-victims/story?id=54862664 A federal judge in New York on Tuesday ordered Iran to pay billions of dollars to parents, spouses, siblings and children of more than 1,000 9/11 victims, court documents obtained by ABC News show...
by ricky_v
30 Apr 2018 18:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion
Replies: 1429
Views: 110088

Re: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion

https://thediplomat.com/2018/04/the-china-india-nepal-triangle/ China wants to invest in big connectivity projects in Nepal but prefers to bring its Asian competitor, India, on board. Some Nepali and Chinese scholars see this as an opportunity for trilateral cooperation between Nepal, India, and Ch...
by ricky_v
18 Apr 2018 08:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 998
Views: 92530

Re: Understanding the US- Again

https://providencemag.com/2018/04/part-1-protestant-roots-of-usa-foreign-policy-divisions/ Doran bracingly declares that American divisions over foreign policy are “primarily religious in nature—or perhaps ‘theological’ is the better word, for what matters in foreign policy, as in so many other asp...
by ricky_v
14 Apr 2018 12:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 590
Views: 45328

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

A bit dated article https://www.meforum.org/articles/2018/erdogan-s-unrequited-arab-love Erdogan's Islamist militarism, in a nation that lost an empire a century ago, still finds millions of followers. At another party congress on March 11, thousands of fans in blue commando berets greeted Erdogan. ...
by ricky_v
14 Apr 2018 12:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 590
Views: 45328

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

https://www.meforum.org/articles/2018/erdogan-s-shadow-army Turkey is the latest country to enter this crucial, if shadowy, field. The SADAT Defense Consultancy, founded on February 28, 2012 by former Brigadier General Adnan Tanriverdi, is Ankara’s instrument in this area. Its activities are testim...
by ricky_v
14 Apr 2018 11:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11467
Views: 677798

Re: Levant crisis - III

I think WION interviewed Assad fairly recently, might be they still have ears to the ground.
by ricky_v
14 Apr 2018 11:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11467
Views: 677798

Re: Levant crisis - III

It is like the crying wolf story but with more fukery at hand, after witnessing the down hill skiing effort of the gotus ala korea and day night twittering, people around the world were happy to put a chankiyan spin on the potus mutterings with trade cabals and embargoes to boot. Well with such mons...
by ricky_v
12 Apr 2018 18:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 998
Views: 92530

Re: Understanding the US- Again

http://foreignpolicy.com/2018/04/10/america-cant-be-trusted-anymore/ Most or all of what is stated below is in the public domain To be sure, this is how one expects great powers to behave, especially when important matters are at stake. The Athenians famously told the Melians that “the strong do wh...
by ricky_v
11 Apr 2018 17:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11467
Views: 677798

Re: Levant crisis - III

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/04/11/russia-vows-shoot-us-missiles-donald-trump-launches-strikes/ President Donald Trump has told Russia and Syria to "get ready" for a missile attack on the Assad regime, saying the bombs will be "nice and new and smart". Mr Trump tweeted ...
by ricky_v
09 Apr 2018 20:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 2862
Views: 216394

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

^Indeed, their wet dreams of being the sword of islam does not attest to their capability of being one. Instead, they will find immense opportunities to indulge in their guard fantasies once chini enclaves crop up in their country. The aam abdul can then protect iron birathers technocrats/robbers fr...
by ricky_v
09 Apr 2018 20:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 2862
Views: 216394

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

Nandita Das says of India and the Mohammadden Terrorism Fomenting Islamic Republic of Pakistan, “We are neighbours, friends and share similar food, language and culture”. ……………………..{Rest Snipped}………………. Nandita Das says she's in Pakistan to break barriers with India One Vinay Pathak who I understan...
by ricky_v
06 Apr 2018 17:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1640
Views: 199631

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

snipped I was quite pleasantly surprised to find a plethora of graphic novels on the Indian epics. I am a big fan of this genre (Watchmen, Wool etc) and was quite fascinated by the stuff now coming out of some publishing houses in India. Granted, there is some degree of discomfort when the stories ...
by ricky_v
05 Apr 2018 21:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1640
Views: 199631

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

The point of having a fantasy-industrial-complex is to serve as more than a medium for societal and cultural constructs rather than religion purposes for communicating with newer initiates. The age of the initiate is unimportant to the people in charge of peddling the particular fantasy; though it m...
by ricky_v
02 Apr 2018 09:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2406
Views: 336509

Re: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

Today's toi reporting three jawans martyred, 13 pigs,4 civvies dead, 50 civvies injured. Lt. Ummer Fayaz's abductees and killers, ahmad malik and rayees thokar amongst the dead, clashes ongoing in the valley between forces and "miscreants".
by ricky_v
18 Mar 2018 22:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 998
Views: 92530

Re: Understanding the US- Again

I recently read "Fantasyland: How America went haywire, a 500 yr history" by kurt andersen, which to me is a condensed form of understanding america and its proclivities. I posted a link to the excerpt when it was first released, posting it again https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archiv...
by ricky_v
26 Feb 2018 07:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 799
Views: 65693

Re: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion

imo, the problem is of over-analysing the situation, earlier entire diplomatic discourses were conducted between two participating nations in an official capacity and thus no feelings were hurt publically. In this everybody-connected world, people read between the lines, read the fine print, the bod...
by ricky_v
26 Feb 2018 05:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 799
Views: 65693

Re: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion

I am happy just by knowing that the mudi did not insult tribals, dalits, ne secessionist, maoists by his "extremely shameful" treatment of the kanuck liberandu. Got to find positives in this thin skinned world.
by ricky_v
25 Feb 2018 02:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Western Universalism - what's the big deal?
Replies: 2938
Views: 68894

Re: Western Universalism - what's the big deal?

https://www.firstthings.com/article/2018/03/the-anti-christian-alt-right Greg Johnson, an influential theorist with a doctorate in philosophy from Catholic University of America, argues that “Christianity is one of the main causes of white decline” and a “necessary condition of white racial suicide...
by ricky_v
23 Feb 2018 09:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 2862
Views: 216394

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

https://thediplomat.com/2018/02/a-nuclear-angle-to-the-2014-pns-zulfiquar-attack/ A September 2014 attack by terrorists affiliated with Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) on a Pakistani frigate, PNS Zulfiquar, may have targeted a nuclear warhead on board the vessel. This disturbing detail i...
by ricky_v
20 Feb 2018 08:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion
Replies: 1429
Views: 110088

Re: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion

Nepal used to give tithe to Tibet, in Chinese way of thinking that is enough to stake a claim.In a way, it is different wrt other powers because the chinese are putting down roots in effective Indian soil as opposed to previous who were just milking it. As for the Nepalese, no matter how decrepit or...
by ricky_v
01 Feb 2018 20:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 2862
Views: 216394

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

https://mwi.usma.edu/pakistan-graveyard-strategy/ Pakistan’s penchant for producing and exporting Islamist militants is deep, ingrained in its strategic culture over seven decades. To envisage any possibility for influencing Pakistan to modify its pernicious strategic calculations demands a regiona...
by ricky_v
11 Jan 2018 10:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 2862
Views: 216394

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

https://www.msn.com/en-in/news/crime/zainab-ansari-killing-two-people-died-in-pakistan-protests-over-the-alleged-rape-and-murder-of-eight-year-old-girl/ar-BBIdWPH?ocid=spartanntp Two people died and dozens more were injured at protests about the alleged rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in ...

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